On the day of production, our studio team went into the classrooms and shot b-roll of the well-behaved students during reading time, raising their hands to answer a teacher’s questions and while they worked on rigorous assignments.
After b-roll was complete, a group of students were interviewed individually and asked to tell us what they wanted to be when they grew up. We took the cinematography into consideration here; these student shots were taken at different angles and framing. We also interviewed the teachers and parents about the fundamentals and vision of Vista College Prep.
Lastly, we set up for one of the more powerful shots of the video project – the “hero” shot of the school’s key staff members. The technique used was a dolly plus a follow-focus to move the camera towards each staff member. The “heroes” of Vista College Prep impact the students and their futures, and we wanted to showcase their passion for education.
The entire video shoot took eight hours. After filming, our team began the post-production process of editing the raw video footage, creating motions graphics, adding titling and performing color grading and enhancement. The video was also provided with Spanish subtitles.